Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to Tesserax)
Its a Tilgin model # HG1311. Not a brand I've heard before. So called up tech support and they said its a HAG (home access gateway).
And yes, the roaming network sounds like a set-up I can use.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 2:13 PM (in response to Boss33)
For the roaming network to be successful, your Tilgin gateway should be configured to provide both NAT & DHCP services (which should be its default). Each AirPort would need to be connected back to one of the Tilgin's A - D LAN ports.
Both AirPort's must be in Bridge mode and both broadcasting a wireless network with the same Network Name and Security Type / Password. If the AirPorts are anywhere near each other, you should also change their Radio Channels to have at least 3-5 channels of separation to prevent Wi-Fi interference between them.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 9:28 PM (in response to Tesserax)
I am assured that the Tilgin is set to provide NAT & DHCP.
As for connecting back to each LAN port, the Tilgin opens different ethernet ports around the house for internet.
I am connecting the airports to these ports.
Both are set at the same network name and security and both are in bridge. Channels are on the opposite ends of the apt so no need to customize the channels.
For what I am understanding, because we have one laptop, 2 ipads and 2 iphones, there is a big of congestion on the network. Hence after a few weeks the internet starts dropping and becoming intermittent.
I have checked the ports through just the ethernet cable and the signal is consistently strong. So nothing to do with the port/ internet connection. Seems to be with the router settings. Hence my insanity...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to Tesserax)
I have just checked with my ISP and they are telling me they only allow a max of 5 ip addresses. That seems to be the genesis of this issue. If I ask for more they refuse. So have to use all of you guys as my only solution. IT in Dubai is unbelievably horrendous.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 27, 2013 12:53 PM (in response to Boss33)
In theory, when NAT is enabled, your Tilgin router is only using one Public IP address from your ISP. NAT allows your router to "share" this single address with multiple (up to 200+) Private IP addresses on the local network.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2013 6:11 AM (in response to Tesserax)
Just had the tech guy over to troubleshoot the issue. Every permutation did not work. His solution, to buy any dlink router and connect that to the Tilgin (connect as NAT).
THen reconnect the airports on bridge mode. Hopefully that will work...
Currently, we have the airport express on the Tilgin and the extreme on one of the ethernet ports around the house. ONly the express is working.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 10:08 PM (in response to Boss33)
Okay, for all those who have the same problem, I found a solution...
I connected the airport extreme to the gateway instead of the switch/ hub. And while I am still having problems trying to figure out whether the express I have needs to be set at "extend" or "connect" to the wireless network, at least the internet is working and am having to date no IP congestion.
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